2021 The Swashbuckler (De La Luz) - Aquathlon, 5K, SwimRun Adventure Race & Kids Splash & Dash event

4300 North Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Running > 5k, Fun Run, Sprint, Other Tri

Event Description

The Swashbuckler 5K, SWIm Run, USAT Aquathlon at Spanish Landing is a great way to Kick off your Triathlon Season. 

5K Priate Themed Run / Walk

USAT Sactioned Aquathlon (Swim Run) consisting of a .25 mile swim followed by a 5K run along San Diego Bay, a SwimRun Adventure Race, and Kids Splash & Dash Races.

This will be a USAT Sanctioned Event

Race Definition:

Aquathlon = Swim + Run

Race Features

  • Chip Timing 
  • Commemorative Pirate Themed Tech T-Shirt
  • On-Line Results
  • Finisher Medal - Large Spanish Treasure Coin
  • Awards top 3 in each division

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Event details and schedule



Sprint Aquathlon (13yrs & older): 400m Swim - 5K Run

SwimRun Adventure Race (15 & Older) Compete as a Team of 2 or as an Individual: 7 Legs (1.6 mi run / .25 mi swim / 1.9 mi run / .25 mi swim / 1.6 mi run / .25 mi swim /1.7 mi run)

5K Run - Along the Bay and around the ship at Liberty Station.

The Red Cross Swim Safety Manual has a great section on Swimming Skills for both adults and Children,  and Open Water Swimming including Triathlons. It can be found at the Following Link https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/atg/PDF_s/SwimmingWaterSafety.pdf

If you are your child need swim lessons Here are some resources:

San Diego YMCA Swim Lessons - https://www.ymca.org/programs/swim

Pre-Race Check In will open at 6:00 a.m. on race morning

We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID. Bring your USAT Card if you have one Please.

Friends and family members will NOT be allowed to pick up for an athlete.  Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS.  These events are USAT sanctioned and USAT doesn't allow anyone besides the participant to pick up race materials.

Event Timeline:

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - Race Day - Spanish Landing

6:00 AM Registration Opens

7:00 AM SwimRun gear check and course brief

7:15 AM SwimRun starts at 5K startline

7:30 AM 5K Starts

8:15 AM Aquathlon Starts

10:00 AM Course closed

10:30 AM Awards

Wetsuits- Purchase a wetsuit from our official wetsuit sponsor, XTERRA WETSUITS! Special San Diego Triathlon Series discount! Wetsuits 60% off! Check them out HERE! Use code: R-KOZ at Checkout.



Disclaimer & Refund Policy

The race course and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization. All distances are approximate by GPS measurements.The race can be altered, postponed or cancelled with no refunds due to any reason including but not limited to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism and other circumstanses. 

Refund Policy:

Due to the number of race transfer requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race we have the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy.  Refunds will NOT be issued after a registration has taken place. Considerable effort goes into producing an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration.  If you would like to change your registration from one distance to another, you will be charged for the difference in price at the time of the change. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person contact our office at least 2 weeks before the race. $20 Admin fee.

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